Adrian St. Vincent Keyes

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Commander (retired) Adrian St. Vincent Keyes, C.B.E., D.S.O., (19 December, 1882 – 6 October, 1926) served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy.

Life & Career

Keyes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1902.

In February 1909 Keyes was declared unfit for further submarine service, the reason being given "sent to Hospital suffering from venereal disease." He was found fit for duty on 17 March.[1]

Keyes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 19 December, 1910.[2]

Keyes was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 22 June, 1912, to receive a step in rank at age 40.[3]

In August, 1914, Keyes was appointed in command of H.M.S. Shearwater and then to the submarine CC 1, which was under her care.Template:RCNLJan15 In April, 1915, he was sent to the Dardanelles for embarkation duties, but at the end of the month he was

Keyes was promoted to the rank of Acting Commander on 14 July, 1916.[4]

Keyes was promoted to the rank of Acting Captain on 1 August, 1918.[5]

Keyes was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) for War Services on 11 November, 1918.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh F. W. Wyldbore-Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Onyx
4 Oct, 1907[7]
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir
Preceded by
Montague G. B. Legge
Captain of H.M.S. Fawn
Nov, 1910[8]
Succeeded by
Wilfrid W. Hunt
Preceded by
Gerald W. Vivian
as Captain of H.M.S. Shearwater
Captain of H.M.C.S. Shearwater
6 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Captain of H.M.S. Wolverine
Apr, 1915[9]
Succeeded by
Martin J. C. de Meric
Preceded by
Arthur Henniker-Heaton
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
14 Jul, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Herbert G. Briggs

Footnotes

  1. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  2. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  3. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  4. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  5. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  6. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 318.
  8. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/142 f. 633.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399k.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396f.

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